The area was once Syria’s biggest Palestinian refugee camp, home to around 160,000 people.
Yarmouk camp was opened in 1957, with tents set up for Palestinian families displaced during the establishment of Israel. These were soon replaced by permanent structures.
The wider area of Yarmouk was also home to hundreds of thousands of Syrians.
Today Yarmouk camp lies in ruins with hardly a single building that has not been destroyed or damaged